Spice & Allied Products Sector

Sri Lanka has been famous for her range of spices for centuries which include cinnamon, pepper, cloves, cardamoms, nutmeg, mace & vanilla. Over 90% of which is being exported to the main end users for flavour, fragrance and Pharmaceutical industries.

Cinnamon has originated in Sri Lanka & it has positive characteristics to develop brand under GI protection.

The Sri Lankan Pepper has higher piperine content which gives it a superior quality and pungency.

The odour, flavor and oil contents are the important criterias of Sri Lankan cloves. Sri Lankan clove is found to be richer in oil than those from other growing countries in the world.

Cardamom exports from Sri Lanka constitute light greens varieties. Nutmeg & Mace are two distinctly separate spices derived from the same plant. It is an evergreen tree which grows in the mid country in Sri Lanka.

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